Helvetinkolu Day-use Hut


Day-use hut for 6 persons.

Location, Maps and Description

Western Finland, Municipality of Ruovesi, Helvetinjärvi National Park

Helvetinkolu, coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 03.2635' lon: 23° 49.7082'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6884294 E: 334227

This wooden day-use hut is situated at the southeast end of Lake Iso-Helvetinjärvi, on the lake shore heading to the north. Helvetinkolu Gorge, the National Park's most popular tourist sight is located near the hut.

Helvetinjärvi National Park map

Helvetinjärvi outdoor map 1:30 000

Terrain map N412, 1:50 000



A fireplace, a wood stove and a boat stage.


There is no well at Helvetinkolu day-use hut.

It is allowed to bring pets in the hut.

Not for overnight stays!

Safety on hiking

Waste Management

The principles of Hiking Without Littering are practised in Helvetinjärvi National Park. This means that visitors are asked to take with them everything they brought into the area.

There is a dry toilet at the hut. Visitors can leave compost waste in the toilet. Burnable waste may be burnt in the hut's fire place or at the campfire site next to the hut. When there is a wildfire warning in effect you may only light a fire in the hut's fireplace.

Maintenance and Management

Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Tel. int. +358 206 39 5270, e-mail: seitseminen(at)metsa.fi.


Guidelines on using Day-use Huts

Read Guidelines on using Day-use Huts.

112 Emergency Number

If you have an emergency during your trip, such as getting lost, injured or finding a wildfire, call 112. Read more detailed emergency instructions.

Download the 112 Finland application (112.fi) to your phone. When an emergency call is made through the 112 Finland application, the emergency centre attendant is automatically informed of the caller's location.

It is recommended to keep the mobile phone warm and to bring extra food and water with you. There are many excursion locations with no mobile coverage and some mobile phones does not work in sub-zero temperatures, that is why it is always a good idea to let someone know about your itinerary and timetable.

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Helvetinkolu Day Trip Hut in Excursionmap.fi.

Outdoor Etiquette

A cartoon picture of a family walking on a summer path.

1. Respect nature.

2. Mainly use marked trails.

3. Camp only where it is allowed.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.

5. Do not litter.

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